About Lightwater Country Park


Lake at Lightwater Country Park

About Lightwater Country Park

Lightwater Country Park is situated on the edge of Lightwater Village and extends to 59 hectares. The Country Park is predominately heathland habitat, but there are also ponds, woodland, meadows and areas of scrub. These habitats offer the opportunity to observe a wide variety of wildlife, birds, mammals, plants and insects. Lightwater Country Park is just off Junction 3 of the M3 motorway between the villages of Bagshot and Lightwater. From Guildford and Bracknell it is signed off the A322.

There is a Café  and information point on site, details of which can be found on the Lightwater Country Park Café and Information Point webpage.

Getting Here 

Lightwater Country Park, The Avenue, Lightwater GU18 5RG                                   

Opening and Closing Times

View park opening and closing times.

Things To Do

At Lightwater Country Park, you'll find an adventure playground, café, information point, walking trails, grazing livestock, fishing, educational service, tennis, football and a gym. For more information visit the activities webpage.

Bench of Hope

A Bench of Hope has been installed overlooking Hammonds Pond at Lightwater Country Park. It’s part of an initiative linked to the hit Netflix series After Life, in conjunction with suicide prevention charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). Those who visit the bench will be able to access mental health resources from CALM via a unique QR code, or by visiting the CALM website.

Ricky Gervais and dog on After Life bench

Lightwater Adventure Golf

Family-friendly mini golf fun with a wildlife theme. Find out more on the Lightwater Adventure Golf webpage.


Visit our webpage about Walks accessibility information at Lightwater Country Park.


Toilets can be found behind the café.


The area of heathland within the Country Park has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Country Park is therefore an area of high nature conservation value. This is due to the rarity of this type of habitat against damaging operations or development. For more information on SSSI please visit the English Nature website

Educational Service

The Greenspace Team offers a wide range of services for visiting schools and groups. They are also available for local outreach projects at their own venues. Please call a member of the team for further information and advice on 01276 707100 or email contact.centre@surreyheath.gov.uk.

Greenspace Permits

Surrey Heath Borough Council conducts a permit system for all businesses operating in our parks and open spaces.  For more information, please visit our Permits webpage.

Surrey Heath Parks and Grounds Maintenance

The Surrey Heath Parks and Grounds Maintenance contract was awarded to Glendale and commenced on the 1 November 2020.

Report a Parks Problem

To report a problem in one of our parks, please visit the Reporting webpage.

There is a residential Greenspace Officer and the Council's contractors provide full time attendance. If you have a question about the park, please contact the Greenspace Team Leader on 01276 707100 or contact.centre@surreyheath.gov.uk.